Size It Up: If possible, ask everyone in your bridal party to get measured by a professional seamstress or tailor at a department store if they can't make it to the store where you're ordering the dresses. Warn them that bridesmaid dresses sizes are not the same as traditional clothing ones, so chances are their usual size won't apply (read: they'll go up a size or two). Remember: It's always easier to take in a bigger dress than it is to let out a gown that's too small.
Consider lingerie logistics: Remind your girls to get the right undergarments. Depending on the style of dress (read: strapless or one shoulder), your bridesmaids may need some special support. Trust us__even the most amazing dress can look unflattering with the wrong bra. In addition to a new bra, each bridesmaid might also need a specific panty or body shaper.
by Amanda J. Suiter on Aug 10, 2018 Bridesmaids